Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Missouri Rep. Michele Kratky introduces bill to ban texting and driving

Posted by on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 9:19 AM

Hand over the keypad, buddy.
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  • Hand over the keypad, buddy.
Missouri Rep. Michele Kratky (D-St. Louis) wants to take the keypad away from drivers. She has introduced a bill, HB 394, that would ban Missourians from texting while driving. The bill, which currently doesn't have a hearing scheduled, reads as follows:

Prohibits all drivers, regardless of age, from text messaging while operating a moving vehicle unless the device being used is equipped with technology allowing for voice-recognition hands-free texting.

Kratky introduced a similar bill last year, one of several in the Missouri Legislature on distracted driving that didn't get a hearing. State law currently prohibits drivers under the age of 21 years old from texting with a handheld device while driving. Should Missouri ban drivers from texting?

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